WGCL-TV, a Meredith Station, is looking for an Accounting Manager to oversee day-to-day operations of the Accounting/Business department of WGCL-TV including accounts payable, budgeting and forecasting and performs general accounting duties such as journal entries and accruals. This position manages all accounting and related computer software duties related to the compilation of the monthly financial statements and monthly and quarterly reports. In addition, the Accounting Manager assists with management of the capital expenditure process and preparation of weekly and monthly consolidated group reports for Local Media Group.
II. Essential Job Functions
40% Oversees monthly closing process related to compilation of the station’s financial statement including reporting and completion. Performs balance sheet account reconciliations, prepares and inputs journal entries, processes accounts payable, capital asset activation, etc. Maintains a continuous review of the accounting/business area functions to ensure that station and Corporate policies are adhered to and deadlines are met.
20% Provides Regional Business Director with financial data for the monthly/quarterly financial reports and/or prepares monthly/quarterly financial reports. Collaborates with Regional Business Director and VP/General Manager in the preparation of the station’s annual budget and strategic operating plan.
20% Manages the Broadcasting group’s capital expenditure process; tracks and processes all capital requests, generates timely spending reports and processes maintenance reports. Prepares consolidated reports including: monthly A/R Aging, DSO, headcount, capital spends, and YTD credits and adjustments reports.
20% Works closely with department heads on monthly forecasting both before month and during month. Works proactively to identify potential problem areas in expenses, and also find opportunities for savings. Communicates in a proactive way with GM so adjustments can be made. Tracks overall performance to budget, nut just forecast so adjustments can be made to focus on making plan. Participates in Broadcasting financial projects and assignments as requested.
Minimum of 5 years general accounting is required.
Previous experience with Oracle, OFA, ReportSmith, Hyperion, and Wide Orbit is required.
General accounting experience at a broadcast television station and broadcast division level preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills.
Must be flexible and adaptable to meet changing needs and priorities.
Must be results focused with ability to meet deadlines.
Must have a strong level of team orientation.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be customer focused with ability to quickly resolve internal and external customer needs/requests.
Must be highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
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